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Miguel De Cervantes Quotes


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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
[Wealth]
 

The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.
[Courage]
 

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
 

The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.
[Valor]
 

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
[Actors]
 

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.
 

The pot calls the kettle black.
 

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
[Eating]
 

The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me.
 

There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences.
 

There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
 

There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
 

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
 

There is no greater folly in this world than for a man to despair.
 

There is no love lost, sir.
 

There is no remembrance which time does not obliterate, nor pain which death does not terminate.
[Forgetfulness]
 

There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.
 

There may be love without jealousy, but there is none without fear.
 

There's no love lost between us.
[Love]
 

There's no taking trout with dry breeches.
 


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